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Workshop Title
Watercolour Painting - Improve Your Skills
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  • Intermediate
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Subject / Focus
Advanced Techniques
Class Description
Taking your watercolours to the next level:
- abstraction,
- wet on wet techniques,
- courage and breaking away from realism,
- and painting playful architectural scenes.
About the Artist
Hilary Slater has been painting watercolours for over 40 years. She has a Bachelor of Education and teaches students to think outside the box, be playful, breakaway from the tradition of realism. The focus is on finding your own unique style.
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Supplies Students Should Bring:

Paint / art media
Watercolour paints:
- 2 Reds
- 2 Blues
- 2 Yellows
- Black
- White
- Grey

Windsor Newton, or Daniel Smith are recommended.
Art Surface / Support
- 140 lb paper
- Full sheet ARCHES watercolour paper. One per class.
- Pad of cheaper watercolour paper to do experiments on.
Supplies and Tools
- Set of square, round, mop and Rigger brushes

Sketching materials:
- Pencil
- Ink pen
- Fine tip marker

- Masking tape
- Salt
- White wax candle
- Toilet paper 1/2 roll
- Spray bottle with water
Reference materials
- Photos on cell phone if needed.

Materials Instructor Will Bring:

Items made available for purchase
Hilary Slater's art book: $24.00

Workshop Outline: Complete: All-4 Class Series, 1 only-Single Session, 1 & 2 - Saturday OR Full Day

Session 1
Class 1:
- Opening up: courage and beginning abstraction.
- Letting go... from realism to abstraction.
- Starting tight, then loosening up.
Session 2
Class 2:
- Wet on Wet, spraying, colour blending/ colour theory.
Session 3
Class 3:
- Painting playful architectural scenes.
- Drawing, perspective, loose perspective, contrasts, shadow and light.
Session 4
Class 4:
- Putting it all together: abstraction and hard edge combination, working on exploring your own individual style.
- Layering with loose combination.

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